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Is Waffle House Southern? A new book hashes out the diner’s cultural resonances
"Waffle House is much like the South itself,” says Ty Matejowsky—a straightforward enough observation, on its face. Everybody knows Waffle House is a Southern icon. But why?
Love letters to the restaurants Atlanta can’t live without
These places remind us that restaurants aren’t simply places where we eat and hang out; they, and the people who make them run, are members of our communities. They’re our neighbors.
60 years of covering Atlanta: The 2010s
The city booms after the bust, the South more powerfully confronts its past, Stacey Abrams plans a progressive revolution, Josef Martinez is king, and Staplehouse emerges.
Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, May 2
On Friday, the governor defended his decision to focus on the state economy and the flight path for the Blue Angels flight was released. Here’s your Saturday morning update.
21st Century Plague
This wasn’t supposed to happen. This was guaranteed to happen. But to us? Now? 17 Georgians on what coronavirus has done—and what it still can do.
Joey Camp: “How in the world did I get COVID-19?”
For our 21st Century Plague project, we spoke with 17 Georgians about the toll of COVID-19.
Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Wednesday, March 25
On Tuesday, more cities enacted "stay at home" orders, the Waffle House index rose, and MARTA made some changes. Here’s your Wednesday morning update.
From a side hustle to an empire: how Waffle House became a 24/7 beacon for waffle lovers
Before Waffle House became what it is now, it was just a side hustle. On Labor Day 1955, next-door neighbors Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner opened a restaurant in sleepy Avondale Estates.
Waffle House has an official poet laureate. For real.
The phrase “scattered, smothered, and covered” has a certain poetic ring, so it’s fitting that Waffle House has its own poet laureate.
Shaq’s Fun House might be the most over-the-top Atlanta Super Bowl party
Shaq's Fun House, a mega Super Bowl party that takes place at the Battery on February 1, will feature a performance from Migos, a DJ set from Shaq himself, Cirque Du Soleil performers, carnival games, and a Waffle House pop-up.